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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
Academic Record Updates
Students who are enrolled at another UH campus this spring 2009 semester should submit their Academic Record Update form available at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/forms to their Student Services Office to have credits evaluated. No official transcript is required.
Students who are enrolled at a non-UH college/university this spring 2009 semester should have final official transcripts sent directly to the Student Services Office to have credits evaluated. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted as official (e.g., issued to student, hand-carried transcripts, faxed materials, and student copies of transcripts or grade reports).
Spring 2009 Grades
Grades for the spring 2009 semester will be available on the MyUH Portal on May 26 by noon. If there is a discrepancy with your final grade, contact the Registrar’s Office at (808) 454-4700 within 10 calendar days of the date final grades are posted.
Students who receive an “I” or incomplete grade should contact their instructor to discuss the coursework to be completed and the deadline. The final university deadline for instructors to submit a grade change for incomplete grades given during the spring 2009 semester is Oct. 26. All incomplete grade changes not submitted by this deadline will be converted to the letter grade that was assigned to the incomplete grade.
Diplomas and Official Transcripts
Students who need official UH West O‘ahu transcripts with spring 2009 grades and/or degree conferred should complete and submit the Transcript Request Form at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/forms to the UHWO Student Services Office. Transcript requests for spring 2009 grades will be processed beginning May 26. Transcript requests for conferral of a degree and/or certificate will be processed within 8-10 weeks after commencement.
Tales of Academic Survival Autograph Signing Reception, Tuesday, May 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., B-108
Need a little inspiration just before finals? Get your free copy of Tales of Academic Survival, a wonderful collection of essays about the road to college success by UH West O‘ahu students, faculty and staff! Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the authors.
West O‘ahu Rail Stations Community Workshop, Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Kapolei High School Cafeteria
Share your ideas about the design of the future UH West O‘ahu rail station in Kapolei. Your contribution to the appearance and design of the station entrances is important. Please RSVP to the project hotline 566-2299 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit http://www.honolulutransit.org.
New Marketing Concentration Available
Due to overwhelming demand, a marketing concentration will be available to Business Administration students starting fall 2009. Become one of the first students to obtain this concentration and capitalize on your creativity! For more information, contact Dr. Derrek Choy at firstname.lastname@example.org
UH West O‘ahu Writing and Learning Center Tutor Positions Available for Summer and Fall/Spring Semesters; $10/hour
Math and writing tutors are needed to provide tutoring services to recently admitted high school graduates to prepare them for math and English Compass tests at UH West O‘ahu. Tutors must be available to facilitate workshops and tutor on:
· June 16 (morning)
· July 14 (evening)
· August 11 (morning)
In addition, tutors will receive four hours of paid training in early June (15 total hours). Students must be proficient in college level English or math. Tutoring experience a plus. Apply online using your UH username and password at www.hawaii.edu/sece, position number 77519, by May 15. For questions, contact Dr. Emily Nye at 454-4736 or email@example.com
Fall 2009/Spring 2010
The UHWO Writing and Learning Center is hiring writing tutors for the 2009-2010 academic year. Writing tutors help students by appointment, online and are available for drop-in consultations. Tutors help students develop main ideas, arguments and correctly document papers across the curriculum as well as assist with grammar and mechanics. Interested tutors assist in developing and facilitating academic skill workshops and podcasts. Tutoring experience is desirable, but not required. Students can receive paid training over the summer or early fall. Students may also receive elective credit or internship experience.
1. Must be enrolled at any UH campus (minimum of three credits)
2. Completion of English 200 or the equivalent (with B or better)
3. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse range of students
4. Familiar with academic writing, including incorporating sources
5. Attend training meetings
6. Represent the Writing and Learning Center in a manner consistent with the goals and mission of the University
1. Completed application form (provided by Dr. Emily Nye to interested students)
2. One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor or job supervisor
3. Sample of graded academic writing
If you are interested in becoming a writing tutor, please contact Dr. Emily Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit all application materials by May 29.
UH System On-Campus Childcare Survey
The UH Commission on the Status of Women is conducting a survey to review and assess the need for on-campus childcare. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Results will be reported in fall 2009.
Submission of the completed survey will be interpreted as your informed consent to participate and affirmation that you are at least 18 years of age.
The childcare survey can be accessed here:
If you experience technical difficulties accessing the survey, please contact: email@example.com
For questions about this research study, contact Teresa Bill at the UH Manoa Women’s Center at 956-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about your rights as a research subject, call the UH Committee on Human Studies at 956-5007, or write to 2540 Maile Way, 253, Honolulu, HI 96822 or email email@example.com.
U-Pass Reduced Rate Bus Pass Available to UH West O‘ahu Students
Do you ride TheBus? As a UH West O‘ahu student, you are eligible to purchase a U-Pass reduced-rate bus pass tailored to the needs of Hawai‘i’s university students. The pass is valid now through June 30 for $80. Bring your valid student ID to the Dean of Student Services office, room A-108. Passes are available for purchase (cash only) until June 30.
Complete Your Spring 2009 End-of-Semester Course Evaluations, Get a Chance to Win Cash!
Students who complete all spring 2009 course evaluations are eligible to win a $50 or $25 cash prize.
How to qualify to win:
1. Log-on to www.hawaii.edu/ecafe with your UH email username and password.
2. Complete your course evaluations by today!
3. Submit the eCafe log-in sheet that confirms you “completed” all your course evaluations. If completing the evaluation in person, print the eCafe log-in sheet, write your name and email address on the sheet and turn it in to the box in B-105. If submitting by email, copy and save the eCafe log-in sheet as an attachment and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note in the subject line, “Course Evaluation Raffle” and your name.
Deadline to submit completed log-in sheets is today at 4 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com
2009 National Survey of Student Engagement
All UH West O‘ahu freshmen and seniors:
Please remember to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Your feedback is valuable and will tell us how best to improve your curriculum and general campus life. Only 34 percent of you have filled out the survey so far. Instructions on completing the NSSE online have been sent to you by email. The deadline to fill out the NSSE is June 1. Do your part in helping to improve the curriculum and campus life for all UH West O‘ahu students!
Meet the Candidates for President
of the University of Hawai‘i System
Public forums for O‘ahu campuses and communities are scheduled with each candidate at UH Manoa from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
May 6 (see webcast)
M.R.C. Greenwood, Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently Director of the Foods for Health Initiative, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology and Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Spalding Hall, 155
Planned for Monday, May 11
Robert J. Jones, Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration for the University of Minnesota and Professor
Can’t make it? View webcasts at http://www.hawaii.edu/president
UHWO's Spring Commencement May 17; Begins at 4 p.m. at Hawai‘i Theatre
Congratulations, graduating seniors! UH West O‘ahu’s Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremony takes place at Hawai‘i Theatre May 17 at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 4 p.m. Graduates are expected to greet friends and family members at Sun Yat Sen Park makai of the theater at approximately 5:15 p.m. No strollers, tripods or balloons are allowed inside the theater. Parking is available in nearby municipal lots at a rate of three to five dollars for the entire day.
Second Annual Marshallese Education Day a Success!
Click here to view flickr event photostream!
Career Services Update
UH West O‘ahu Career Services is no longer staffed but students can access handouts on majors, practicums, job or graduate school search, resumes and interviews, and more at the Career Resources website at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/career2.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need financial aid for next year? Submit your 2009-2010 FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible. For assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 454-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for scholarships? Visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship for the latest information online.